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Apr
21
comment What are some hacks and gadgets for a soon-to-be dad?
@torbengb: Agreed! I have a DSLR camera and a decent (if SD) camcorder. However, my wife and I have more useful pictures and footage from our cellphones than those high-end devices. As the saying goes: "The camera you have with you is more useful than the one you don't." That said, our best pictures are from the DSLR, so it's very useful when we know we're going to want to take pictures. (We really don't use the camcorder enough.)
Apr
21
answered What are some hacks and gadgets for a soon-to-be dad?
Apr
15
comment Is it important to encourage children to experience historic events?
+1 - Of particular note: It's entirely possible that your children's friends will be talking about it the next school day. While it's not a big deal in the grand scheme of things, it saves them from being left out of most conversations for the next few days.
Apr
14
comment What are some tips for making an international flight with a toddler?
Don't let slightly older children see the wings at landing and takeoff, lest they do what my daughter did: Scream out in terror "The plane is going to crash! The wing is broken! Look, there's a huge hole in it!"
Apr
11
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Apr
11
comment Can a school prevent a child from walking home?
Tagged for you. Added safety, figuring that this is probably the cloak that the school is hiding behind. If that's not the case or you disagree, I'll remove it.
Apr
11
revised Can a school prevent a child from walking home?
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Apr
11
answered How should I talk to my child about death?
Apr
11
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Apr
9
comment Which breeds of dog are safe to have around a toddler?
@HedgeMage: Thanks. The report struck me as raising more questions than answers as well, but we're delving into chat territory now.
Apr
7
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Apr
7
revised How do you cope in the first few months?
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Apr
6
comment Which breeds of dog are safe to have around a toddler?
@DaveShaw: The food was simply an example. Of course, there's lots more, though it boils down to "respect the animal." @Billare: It is that simple. While you worry about breeds, my kids will play safely with my in-laws' rottweiler/doberman mix and stay away from my cousin's ill-behaved terriers.
Apr
5
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Apr
5
comment Are netbooks appropriate for school age children?
At the very least, things are better than they were a few years ago when even simply searching for "fairies" linked you to porn in the top results.
Apr
5
comment Are netbooks appropriate for school age children?
"I equate internet freedom with physical freedom; by grade 5, they should know how to keep themselves out of trouble" I think that's a dangerous statement to be making with today's internet. There's still all manner of things that can go terribly wrong even if what they're doing is innocent or the result of natural curiosities. They may be participating in online communities with older children or adults manipulating them into dangerous situations, or searching for innocent information or attempting to satisfy natural sexual curiosity and stumbling upon extreme BDSM/fetish porn.
Apr
5
answered How do you cope in the first few months?
Apr
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Apr
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accepted Should I send my child to Kindergarten early?
Apr
1
comment How do you reduce feelings of guilt for leaving children for a date night ?
+1 - Excellent Answer. I'd also point out that it's important for kids to see their parents spending time together with each other as an important facet of a good relationship too.